Hollywood's Conservative Age

In the early depression 1930-33, Hollywood produced films the challenged traditional values, such as Public Enemy and Frankenstein. However, with the creation of the Breen Office and the Production Code in 1934, Hollywood shifted from attack to defense, and affirmed traditional values in the era 1934-46 that became known as the second Golden Age.

Disney after Three Little Pigs

Capra after It Happened One Night

Hollywood's world-wide exports

Hollywood's power structure

Hollywood's Self-Censorship

Screwball comedies

G-Man films

Family films

Historical films


War Films


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